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Ordinal Scale in Research Methodology

The ordinal scale ranks the individuals, responses or objects into sub-categories and it also makes it possible to rank these sub-categories into some order of magnitude. This property of ordinal scale, to rank objects in some order, makes it different from the nominal scale.  It does not quantify “how much” different in magnitude each sub-category is from the other. For …

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Types of Measurement Scales in Research and Statistics

There are basically four measurement scales in statistics that are used to categorize the variables under study. These four measurement scales include; nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales.  In physical science, the measurement needs to be very accurate and precise but in social science, the measurement cannot be as accurate and it is a lot more subjective. The measurement scale …

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